Eagles ready for St. Petersburg’s ‘cold weather’ ahead Argentina Showdown

Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are already bracing up for the extremely cold weather in St. Petersburg as they look forward to facing Lionel Messi’s Argentina on Tuesday.

Eagles last match against Iceland on Friday in Volgograd was of a normal weather where the city fluctuated between 26.6 Celsius and 27 Celsius, but St. Petersburg is expected to be as low as between 18 degree Celsius at the worst and 22 degree Celsius tomorrow.

According to an official of the Super Eagles, the team has changed its training pattern to be in tune with the conditions expected in St. Petersburg.

“Normally, we usually rest for a day after a match but the coaches took the team to train on Saturday as part of the preparation for Tuesday’s match.

We know St. Petersburg would be much colder than Volgograd, so we want to be prepared for it,”

“Most of our players are based in Europe and are used to the extreme cold weather”

Nigeria will face Argentina in its final group match tomorrow in St. Petersburg. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16.

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